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40 years of innovation in leadership development

There’s a homecoming this week that’s bringing coaches, teachers, authors, psychologists, statisticians and curriculum specialists to Greensboro, North Carolina, USA…including some of our staff. The Center for Creative Leadership is celebrating its 40th year of existence and current and former[...]

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Board evaluations and Sarbanes-Oxley and improved performance through coaching

It’s estimated that only 30% of the Fortune 100 conduct board evaluations. A board evaluation is exactly the kind of due diligence that Senator Sarbanes and Congressman Oxley had in mind when they affixed their names to one of the[...]

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You want ethics? We got ethics!

Our coaching and classroom engagements during this quarter are taking us to England, Spain, France, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, India and South Africa. Given the United States’ role in the 2008 financial crisis, our role as AMERICAN executive development[...]

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Is learning a bellwether of the economy?

Our friends at Chief Learning Officer magazine announce that their Chief Learning Officer Symposium is sold out. Let’s hear it for investments in learning. From their press release: Chicago, Sept. 17 — Chief Learning Officer magazine has announced that the[...]

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Status quo versus uncertainty—Why our bad ideas look so good?

James Surowiecki writes in a recent issue of The New Yorker about “Status Quo Anxiety” as it relates to the US debate on health-care reform. He points to studies that show humans love what they already “own” juxtaposed to political[...]

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Is pursuing ambiguity a competitive business strategy?

We have been studying the affects that ambiguity has on leaders for two decades. The uncertainty that we all feel in ambiguous situations appears to be both a challenge and an opportunity. The ability to fearlessly grapple with ambiguity might[...]

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The Globe and Mail cites Leadership Excellence article by Randy White

We’re happy to see that Toronto’s daily newspaper picked up an excerpt from Randy White’s article in Leadership Excellence for its “Monday Manager” column. He (Randy White) contends that proponents of the so-called “strengths movement” seem to be passing out[...]

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Are personality profiles valuable?

Dr. Sandra L. Shullman, Executive Development Group partner, writes this month in Talent Management magazine on the subject of personality profiles. Sandy’s article offers an objective review of the fortes and foibles of personality assessment instruments and includes insights from[...]

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“Training Magazine Network” podcast on “the perils of playing to your strengths”

Randy White offers this audio clip on the drawbacks of strengths-based leadership in this podcast session for Training Magazine. Training Magazine Network provides a lively social networking environment for learning executives. You may need to log in to hear the[...]

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Today’s leaders must thrive on uncertainty

Randy White writes on uncertainty in American Executive magazine… Uncertainty is an increasing reality for today’s executives. Those who can thrive as they charge toward the unknown share a predictable mix of savvy, attitude, and behavior. In this era of[...]

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